May 12 2015 Councilman David James announces the return of Springfest 2015 this weekend in Old Louisville

Old Louisville will be the place to be this weekend when one of the area’s great entertainment events gets underway with the kickoff of Springfest 2015 set against the backdrop of one of the city’s most unique neighborhoods

May 11 2015 Public Urged to Complete Community Health Survey by June 15

The Department of Public Health and Wellness is encouraging residents of Louisville to help the department and local hospitals decide what kinds of programs, policies and services will help them lead healthier lives.  The Department of Public Health and Wellness is conducting the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment survey in partnership with Baptist Health, KentuckyOne Health and Norton Healthcare.                                                     

May 11 2015 Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch invites everyone to enjoy a great music weekend with the 11th Annual Forest Fest 2015

The sound of Bluegrass Music will fill the air in the picturesque setting of the Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday, May 16th and Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is inviting everyone to come out to one of the most popular music events in the region: Forest Fest 2015

May 9 2015 Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Extends Property Appeal to May 29th!

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May 8 2015 Louisville a leader in meeting My Brother’s Keeper Challenge

Eight months after accepting President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Challenge,” Louisville continues to lead the way in implementing programs to help young people - specifically young men and boys of color - stay on track, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 8 2015 Citizens set to grade Louisville on satisfaction of services

Starting Saturday, citizens in Louisville will be randomly selected to participate in a survey, administered through MetroCall 311, gauging their satisfaction of city services from trash collection to public transit to fire and emergency personnel.  The survey builds on Mayor Greg Fischer’s commitment to improve services to citizens. 

May 8 2015 Councilman Hollander Encourages District 9 Residents To Appeal Reassessments by May 18 Deadline and Announces Assistance at Crescent Hill Library

Louisville – Metro Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents who feel their recent property reassessment is incorrect to file appeals before a May 18 deadline. 

May 7 2015 Survivors of April Flooding, Storms Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid

Residents of Louisville who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides of April 2-17, 2015 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Emergency Services Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has been working closely with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine damages throughout the community caused by these storms.

May 7 2015 ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition opens in June

The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme.

May 7 2015 Councilwoman Woolridge helps kick off the first “Giving Girls 1,000 Ways to Win”

It is an idea with designs to become a local movement. The goal is to keep young girls from becoming victims of a culture that leads to bullying, drugs, high drop-out rates, teenage pregnancy single parent households and poverty.     The solution: “Giving Girls 1,000 Ways to Win”.

May 7 2015 Councilmen Magre and Peden to propose ordinance to rescind MSD Flooding amendment passed in 2006

Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) and Councilman James Peden    (D-23) are currently drafting an ordinance to rescind an amendment passed in the 2006 MSD Flood Plain Management Plan that has caused problems for many homeowners since the flooding of April 3rd

May 6 2015 Mayor Orders City Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Judge John Heyburn

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn II who died April 29. The city flags will be lowered this Friday, the day of Heyburn’s funeral.

May 6 2015 May’s District 12 Dialogue to feature one of the area’s most popular tourist attractions: the Louisville Zoo

For May’s District 12 Dialogue, Councilman Rick Blackwell will highlight one of the best tourist attractions in Metro Louisville when John Walczak, Director of the Louisville Zoo, comes to speak on Tuesday, May 19th

May 5 2015 Mayor Fischer, President Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

The Mayor and President Tandy announced the workgroup following the eight-inch rain of April 3rd, when thousands of homes were impacted by rain water and localized flooding near creeks and streams in Jefferson County.  A metro ordinance will not allow homes in the flood plain to be improved when the cost exceeds half of the property value over a 10 year period.

May 5 2015 Fischer, Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Tandy today announced the membership of the Flood Mitigation Workgroup.

They are:

Tonya Sangester, Emergency Management Agency
Jim McKinney, All Hazards Mitigation Coordinator
Jim Mims, Director of Develop Louisville
Councilman Dan Johnson
Councilwoman Madonna Flood
Councilwoman Angela Leet
John Phelps, Joyce Mott, Greg Heitzman, and Angela Akridge, all from Louisville MSD.